The Ruby Necklace

The Ruby Necklace is a short story that I wrote specifically for a mini-mystery compendium along with three other authors. Though it is an older work of mine, I decided to rerelease it as a series of podcast episodes.

If you enjoy the series, it is available for sale at as both a short story and as part of a compendium of short stories along with three other very talented authors.


The Ruby Necklace

While working as a caterer at a local jewelry store’s Valentine’s Day party, Cara expects the night to be like any other, but it does not go quite as planned. When one of the contest entries, a ruby necklace, goes missing, Cara finds herself thrust into a mystery. To make matters worse, her longtime crush, Rick, could be blamed. With only an hour to solve the mystery, will she be able to find the necklace in time?

The Ruby Necklace is a short story (approx. 10,500 words). It is also available for sale on in the Valentine’s Day Mini-Mystery Compendium (The Holiday Collection) along with three other Valentine’s day mini-mysteries.


About the Author:

Price McNaughton was born and raised in a small town in Tennessee. A childhood steeped in the stories and legends of her ancestors as well as the Southern way of life led her to carry on the tradition and become a storyteller herself. After years of traveling, she returned to her roots and devoted herself to her first love, writing mysteries. She is the author of A Vision of Murder and Murder is Ugly.